17th June 2022 Parliamentary Round Up

June 17, 2022 - 5 minutes read
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY 
The National Assembly has entered into Sine Die Recess (Indefinite suspension of sittings). 

SENATE

Communication from the Chair

  • The Speaker of the Senate received a message from the Speaker of the National Assembly regarding the passage of the County Allocation of Revenue Bill ( Senate Bills No. 1 of 2022). The Bill is in the process of being submitted to the President for assent. 

Petitions

  • The Speaker received a petition to the Senate concerning leadership wrangles and mismanagement in the department of Health in Uasin Gishu County.

Petition Report

  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Ms Mario Juma and others on the challenges faced by patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Mr Daniel Ngumi and others on National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover for kidney post-transplant medication.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Mr Mikeson Mugo and other patients living with Autoimmune Diseases concerning payment of medical and healthcare costs and provision of health cover for persons living with Autoimmune diseases.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Mr Collins A. Omolo on alleged taxation of pharmacies in Kenya.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Dr Alexander Irungu Wanjiru on the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Health on a petition by Mr Ahmed Shahame Mwidani regarding the status of Mkomani Clinic Society Trading as Bomu Hospital in Mombasa County. 

Papers Laid

  • Report of the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare on a Petition to the Senate concerning the recruitment and remuneration of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers in Nyamira and Uasin Gishu counties.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industrialization on the Sacco   Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 55 of 2021).
  • Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Capital Markets Authority for FY 2020- 2021.
  • Report of the Sessional Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Public Finance Management (National Government) (Amendment) Regulations, Legal Notice No.89 of 2022 on variation of Public Debt Ceiling. 
  • Report of the Senate Sessional Committee on Public Accounts and Investment on its consideration of the Audit reports of the following counties for FY 2018/19:
    • Nyeri
    • Tharaka Nithi
    • Murang’a
    • Kitui
    • Lamu
    • Siaya
    • Busia
    • Meru
    • Nyamira
    • Turkana
    • Makueni
    • Bungoma
    • Elgeyo Marakwet
  • Report of the Senate Sessional Committee on Public Accounts and Investment on its consideration of the Audit reports of the following County Assemblies  for FY 2018/19: 
    • Bomet
    • Taita Taveta
    • Kilifi
    • Nyamira
    • Garissa
  • Report of the Senate Sessional Committee on Public Accounts and Investment on its consideration of the Audit reports of the following County Executives for FY 2019/20. 
    • Narok
    • Kajiado
    • Kwale
    • West Pokot
    • Trans Nzoia
    • Turkana
    • Kericho
    • Kilifi
    • Machakos
  • The National Treasury and Planning report on the status of the Kenyan Economy (June, 2022).
  • National Government Budget Implementation Review Report for the first nine months of FY 2021/2022, by the Office of the Controller of Budget. 
  • The Crops (Miraa) Regulations 2022, Legal Notice No. 101 of 9th June, 2022.
  • The Crops (Coffee) Regulations 2022, Legal Notice No. 102 of 9th June, 2022. 
  • The Fourth Report of the Procedure and Rules Committee on the Review of the Standing Orders of the Senate. 
  • Schedule of cash disbursement to county governments for the financial year 2022/23. 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources on a petition by residents of Mkamenyi village in Voi sub county of Taita Taveta county on the alleged encroachment of land belonging to Mkamenyi residents by Voi Point Limited in Taita Taveta County.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources on a petition by former Kimondi forest evictees regarding their resettlement. 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources on a petition by residents of Bomet and Kericho counties on the status of land owned by multinationals in Kericho and Bomet counties.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources on a Petition by residents of Webuye, regarding alleged gazettement of Chetambe (Webuye) hill forest, vide Legal Notice No. 106 on the proposed declaration of public forest Chetambe (Webuye) hill forest dated 25th June, 2021. 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Tourism, Trade Industrialization on a petition by residents of Lamu County concerning the compensation of victims of human-wildlife conflict in Lamu County. 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the County Governments (Equitable Share) Cash Disbursement Schedule for Financial Year 2022/2023. 
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget concerning the approval for the National Government to guarantee Laikipia County Government to borrow by issuance of Kshs.1.16 billion infrastructure bond.
  • Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the efficacy of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and its application in disbursement of funds.

Motion

  • Sen. Mwinyihaji Faki moved that the Senate adopted the Report of the Sessional Committee on Delegated Legislation on its consideration of the Public Finance Management (National Government) (Amendment) Regulations, Legal Notice No.89 of 2022.
  • Sen. Farhiya Haji moved a motion on the adoption of the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the County Governments Additional Allocations Cash Disbursement Schedule for the Financial Year 2021/2022 and Approval of the County Governments Additional Allocations Cash Disbursement Schedule for the Financial Year 2021/2022 
  • Sen. Mwinyihaji Faki moved a motion on the approval of the revised debt ceiling for the National Government. 
  • Sen. Farhiya Haji gave a notice of motion on approval of the Fourth Report of the Procedure and Rules Committee on periodic amendments to the Standing Orders of the Senate.
  • Sen. Hargura Godana gives notice of motion on the adoption of the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the County Governments Additional Allocations Cash Disbursement Schedule for the Financial Year 2021/2022 and Approval of the County Governments Additional Allocations Cash Disbursement Schedule for the Financial Year 2021/2022.
  • Sen. Farhiya Haji moved that the Senate adopts the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget concerning the approval for the National Government to guarantee Laikipia County Government to borrow by issuance of Kshs.1.16 billion infrastructure bond.
  • Sen. Farhiya Haji moved that the Senate adopts the Report of the Standing Committee on Finance and Budget on the Cash Disbursement (Equitable Share) Schedule for the Financial year 2022/2023.
  • Sen. Margaret Kamar moved a motion seeking the approval of the Fourth Report of the Procedure and Rules Committee on periodic amendments to the Standing Orders of the Senate. The Motion has been passed by the Senate.
  • Sen. James Orengo moved a motion on the Alteration of the Senate Calendar to defer the Sine Die Adjournment scheduled for today, to hold a sitting on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 10:00am. 

Statements

  • Sen. Falhada Iman sought a statement from the Standing Committee on Health on the state of healthcare services at the Garissa County Referral hospital. 
  • Sen Ledama Olekina made a statement regarding the mismanagement of the Petroleum sector, allegedly by officials in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.
  • Sen. Kiprotich Cherargei sought a statement from the standing Committee on Finance and Budget regarding the governance and management matters at Kisii County Government.
  • Sen. Kiprotich Cherargei sought a statement from the standing Committee on Devolution regarding the conferment of the Municipality status to Ogembo Urban area in Kisii County Government, contrary to the Urban Areas and Cities Act of Kenya.
  • Sen. Getrude Musuruve made a statement on the International Albinism Awareness Day.

Bills

Second Reading

  • The Children Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 of 2021).
  • The County Governments Additional Allocation Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 of 2022).

Committee of the Whole House 

  • The Community Groups Registration Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 20 of 2021)
  • The Landlord And Tenant Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 3 of 2021).
  • The Public Procurement And Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 32 of 2021). 
  • The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 55 of 2021). 
  • The Sustainable Waste Management Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 22 of 2021).
  • The Irrigation (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 12 of 2021).
  • The Community Groups Registration Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 20 of 2021).
  • The County Governments Additional Allocation Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 of 2022).
  • The Sugar Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 68 of 2019)
  • The Children Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 of 2021). 

Third Reading

  • The Irrigation (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 12 Of 2021)
  • The Community Groups Registration Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 20 Of 2021)
  • The Public Procurement And Asset Disposal (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 32 Of 2021) 
  • The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 55 Of 2021) 
  • The Children Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 38 Of 2021) 
  • The County Governments Additional Allocation Bill (Senate Bills No. 2 Of 2022)
  • The Sacco Societies (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bills No. 55 Of 2021) 
The Senate has deferred the Sine Die Adjournment and will hold a sitting on Tuesday 21st June, 2022, at 10:00a.m.
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